Sales Numbers Show Best November for Ford in Years

For the month of November, the Ford Motor Company’s sales totaled 187,000 vehicles. Several of the brand’s models posted monthly sales numbers we haven’t seen in a long time.

The Ford Mustang, redesigned for 2015 and its golden anniversary year, sold 8,728 vehicles. That’s the best November sales the model has experienced since 2006.

“Our all-new Mustang is moving quickly off dealer lots,” said John Felice, Ford’s vice president of US Marketing, Sales, and Service. “Mustang has had its best November sales in eight years and is turning in just eight days on dealer lots, on average.”

Adding to the Mustang’s success, more than 25,500 units of the Ford Escape were sold, setting a new record for the SUV’s best ever November sales. In addition, sales of the Explorer were recorded at 14,949, marking the model’s greatest results in 10 years.

We at Cambridge Classic Ford are excited to continue this trend of record-setting sales as we come to the year’s end and begin to look toward 2015. If you missed out on contributing to the best November for Ford, help give the brand its best December sales by finding your perfect model.

Ford Fusion and Transit Connect Set Sales Records in June

The Ford Fusion will turn ten years old next year, but it looks like the vehicle is starting the celebration a little early—the sedan led Ford sales last month, moving 27,064 vehicles in June. That’s good enough for a 22 percent retail sales increase and Fusion’s best June numbers ever. The Transit Connect, meanwhile, simply had its best month ever, selling 4,573 units in June; that’s a whopping 29 percent increase in sales from 2013.

“Both the Fusion and Transit Connect set records in June, continuing their sales momentum,” said John Felice, vice president of U.S. Marketing, Sales, and Service for Ford. “F-Series again topped 60,000 sales and is tracking to our inventory plan with the lowest incentives among the major players in the segment.”

The future looks even brighter than the present for Ford, too; June saw the brand officially begin sales of the all-new Transit van, and of course, the all-new 2015 F-150 still looms large and impressive on the end-of-the-year horizon. There’s a lot to celebrate this Fourth of July weekend here at Cambridge Classic Ford, from Ford Fusion sales to all-new vehicles coming soon. So come see us for a chance to represent your country in a vehicle from the best, most patriotic brand in the land.

Ford Focus Continues Reign as World’s Top Selling Car; Celebrates with a Makeover

The Ford Motor Company simply could not wait to get their hands on the new full year of Polk data from 2013. It’s something they—along with us here at Cambridge Classic Ford—have been waiting for the way kids wait for Christmas morning. And just like Christmas morning, the wait was totally worth it: Ford analyzed the data from IHS Automotive and came to the conclusion that, once again, the Ford Focus is the best-selling car across the globe.

Sales of the Focus actually rose 8.1% over 2012 sales, and Ford moved a total of 1,097,618 units of the compact passenger car over the 2013 calendar year. “It is remarkable to see Focus again lead the industry as the No. 1-selling vehicle nameplate on the planet,” said Jim Farley, an executive vice president for Ford.

And just how do you celebrate your victory cementing you as king of the hill for another year, despite fiercer competition than ever before? If you’re the Blue Oval, you design a whole new Focus, ready to dominate the world’s new car markets for another generation. “With the new car, we’ve raise the bar again, showcasing Ford’s commitment to continuous improvement—adding better technology for drivers and a sleeker, more modern exterior across the entire Focus family,” added Farley.

The next-generation Focus will also feature a new engine, a 1.0L EcoBoost offering designed to raise the car’s already outstanding fuel efficiency to an entirely new level. Stay tuned to our blog for more information about the Focus, both the current and future generations, very soon!

Ford Remains America’s No. 1 Retail Manufacturer in 2013

Ford defended its claim as America’s best-selling auto manufacturer for the fourth straight year as it set new sales records in 2013, with strong showings from the Ford Fiesta, Fusion, Escape, and F-Series.

Total 2013 sales amounted to 2,493,918, the brand’s best performance since 2006, and December sales were up 2% for an all-time record total of 218,058.

The Ford Fusion was the fastest-improving nameplate with a healthy 27% increase in sales, setting a record for December as well as an all-time annual record with 295,280 vehicles sold in 2013. Close behind was none other than the Ford Fiesta, which also set a new annual record with 71,071 units sold, up 25% over last year.

In the bigger car categories, the Ford Escape shone with sales up 22% in December and up 13% for the year, setting an annual record at 295,993 units sold. Finally, the F-Series cemented an eight-month streak of selling more than 60,000 per month and selling the highest number of units since 2006.

But enough with the numbers. Come experience for yourself why Ford’s cars are selling so well at Cambridge Classic Ford.

Ford Predicts Top-Selling Finish to 2013

Ford’s 2013 sales year has gone so well that the automaker is confident it will finish at the top-selling automaker once all of the sales reports are in.

The brand’s retail sales were up 15% year-to-date as customers around the nation found increased interest in its full lineup of cars, utilities, trucks, and electrified vehicles. And with more than 2.4 million vehicles sold in 2013, Ford expects to retain its title as the best-selling brand in the United States, even widening its lead over Toyota, its closest competitor.

“The great news is that we are not overly reliant on any one segment—we’re seeing double-digit sales growth in cars, trucks and utilities,” said John Felice, vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “The Ford brand has had more retail share growth than any other brand in the country, with our most significant gains coming from import-dominated coastal markets. With 16 launches next year, we’re looking to keep our sales momentum going.”

Come find Ford’s incredible lineup at Cambridge Classic Ford.

2013 Ford Fusion Eyes 300K Sales Goal

It’s been a superlative year for the Ford Fusion—the vehicle has been so popular among car buyers that the 2013 Fusion was the subject of a supply shortage earlier this year when demand outstripped supply.  But even with the clock ticking down on 2013 and the 2014 Fusion on the way, it would seem that Ford is not done as its fuel-efficient midsize sedan nears 300,000 sales for the year.

Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book, told The Detroit News in an interview that “three hundred thousand sales is definitely attainable.”  Projections currently estimate that the Fusion has moved 225,000 through September (with recent figures showing a 62 percent year-over-year gain for that particular month), putting it well on-pace to crush the previous overall sales record of 248,067 set in 2011.

Ford recently set the Fusion’s production goal between 350,000 and 360,000, which is being aided by the recent addition of the Fusion to the Flat Rock Assembly Plant’s production schedule.

Automotive oddsmakers seem optimistic that this Fusion could unseat the long-time reigning best-selling car in the U.S.—the Toyota Camry—by finishing up 2013 with continued strong sales.  Everyone loves a winner, and here at Cambridge Ford, we’ve got all of Ford’s breadwinners and bacon-bringer-homers, including the 2013 Ford Fusion.  But act fast: if history is any indicator, these hotcakes will be here and gone before you know it!